Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Salary Information in Nebraska

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of Nebraska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers among Nebraska cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by BLS in May 2012 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in Nebraska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$73,600
75th Percentile Wage
$69,180
50th Percentile Wage
$61,820
25th Percentile Wage
$49,670
10th Percentile Wage
$41,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$35.38
75th Percentile Wage
$33.26
50th Percentile Wage
$29.72
25th Percentile Wage
$23.88
10th Percentile Wage
$20.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.38. The median hourly salary is $29.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.07.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2012 $61,820 1.36%
2011 $60,990 -2.12%
2010 $62,310 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Nebraska from 2010 to 2012. We see the year 2012 had a salary increase 1.36% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -2.12%.

Table 4. Average Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Wage in Nebraska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$71,390
Power Plant Operators
$66,190
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$42,900
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$38,580
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$36,190
Gas Plant Operators
$57,320
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$61,820